State Board of Education learns how to spot sexual harassment

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TOEPKA, Kan. (WIBW) -- Sexual harassment was the topic of discussion at Wednesday's state Board of Education meeting.

"I think it would be accurate to describe it as the beginning of a very long conversation that's going to take place in the coming years," board member Steve Roberts said.

Board members heard from Ruth Glover, the Executive Director of the Human Rights Commission, about what constitutes sexual harassment and how to spot it.

In 2015, one in 15 people faced harassment in the workplace, experts say - adding that people with disabilities are the most vulnerable.

Board members heard how supervisors should respond to claims and steps a person should take if they are being harassed.